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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

To clarify, that delicious fried chicken dish for $19 easily feeds 2 people as a main course if you've shared a small appetizer first (and perhaps 1 person could eat the whole thing if you haven't eaten all day).

Posted by Marites Abueg on 11/01/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Ippudo's Legendary Ramen Hits Berkeley

This review is spot-on in pretty much every detail -- but can't we ever have a ramen review without that seemingly obligatory, oh-so-cutesy (and all-too-overworked and tired) word "SLURP"?

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 10/30/2017 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

No one is saying they shouldn't charge $19 for good Fried Chicken - just don't call this of the people, bro. It ain't.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 10/25/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

This chicken isn't KFC guys. And it takes a lot of labor to make the food. They aren't sourcing through SYSCO and using shit products. If ya'll ever worked in a kitchen you would understand how much it costs to buy quality, and prep/cook said quality items for a menu. I say this because im a cook at another Berkeley restaurant nearby and our prices are around the same. Food looks delicious. This article definitely has piqued my interest --will be checking it out in the future.

Posted by Nikki Marucut 1 on 10/20/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

$19 for fried chicken??? What "people" in the title are they referring to?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 10/19/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

Dude this place is way expensive. Thats not of the people.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 10/18/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong

As someone with significant dietary restrictions that frequents Mission Heirloom (once a week, for the past six months) my biggest issue is the portion sizes, specifically the ratio of animal protein to vegetables/carbs. They are very moderate/light on animal protein and I frequently have to spend $6 for an extra "scoop" of animal protein. The Shepard's Pie in particular has significantly declined in quality over the past couple of months, particularly in regards to the issue of substantial lamb in the dish. Often, when I pay for my "extra scoop", as a "team leader" phrased it, it seems that they take it out of the dish and put it on the side, rather than really filling the bowl with lamb under the vegetables and supplying the extra serving on the side. I have given my feedback directly to the restaurant, as I consider myself a part of the community (I spend about a $800 a month at Mission Heirloom between weekly meals and from what I buy in their "market"). "Leading with a protein" is a paleo concept that abundant in the books on the shelves in the restaurant,and I hope they continue to work on reflecting that key concept in their food so I not only feel well from the lack of toxins, but am also nourished and have had sufficient, which is of equal importance.

Posted by Jake Nilson on 10/02/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “A Taste of Morocco in Oakland

We went 9/13/2017 and didn't find it pricey. Ordered 2 starters + lamb shank + Royal Couscous. Ended up with enough leftover yummy couscous for another dinner for the pair of us, added a little more merguez from the freezer (plus a green salad). TWO dinners for 2 people at $112 was a very fair price.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 09/30/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Pacific Lighthouse Serves Dim Sum with a View

FYI: the seaweed salad IS the same gomae wakame sold in Asian supermarkets or served at Japanese restaurants. China produces it and sells it in bulk to exporters.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 09/17/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “A Taste of Morocco in Oakland

WOW...very pricey. Thankfully there are places like Kamdesh and Bacheeso's.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/07/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Bare Knuckle Pizza in Oakland is a New Destination for Vegan Pizza

One day, I hope that someone makes pizza here who is an afficianado of Di Fara's. If you have been to Di Fara's, that is my Brooklyn pizza heaven.

Posted by Bertha Pearl on 08/06/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Yuzu Ramen & Broffee Goes Deep To the Bone

$17 for a bowl of noodles? Arsonists need to stop burning down those new condo developments so these ramen places can have customers.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 07/11/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “An Ideal Lunch Break at Emeryville's Paradita

Sorry, but are you certain Paradita offers beef heart anticuchos? We were there 6/16 and the ONLY anticuchos offered on the menu signboard were chicken, shrimp, and pork belly. We were very disappointed!

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 06/17/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Degrees Plato Serves Beer Without Borders in Oakland's Laurel Neighborhood

Looks like a must try it soon place to me!

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 06/16/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Degrees Plato Serves Beer Without Borders in Oakland's Laurel Neighborhood

We are thrilled to have Degrees Plato in the neighborhood. The friendly helpful service service at tasty food and delicious beers on tap. Definitely a go to spot for us.

Posted by Naomi Heileman Kamiya on 06/14/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Okkon Japanese Street Food Serves It How You Like It

Link for the restaurant/pop-up doesn't work.

Posted by dp on 05/25/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Neptune's Brings Farm-to-Table Credentials to Alameda

Sounds really good but when did breakfast pricing ascend to dinner prices? Not family friendly to average folks or to retirees for that matter. Love trying new restaurants but find ourselves staying home more and more.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 05/19/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Oakland's Daol Tofu Offers Variety And Comfort By Way Of Korea

The seafood tofu stew was better at Casserole House, and is also superior at Bowl'd BBQ. We judged Daol's to be equal but not better than Gangnam Tofu. Daol's seafood pancake is too fluffy and bland; it actually is better held overnight for the flavors to blend.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 05/09/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “At Uptown's Xolo, a Menu Long on Good Intentions Falls Short on Execution

I think the hongos (mushroom) burrito is the best thing they have. Many a place I've eaten at in MX serve mushrooms. Not so much the taquerias in the US...Try it, you'll like it...

Posted by Bill Lyons on 05/05/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Ethiopian CafĂ© Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

the restaurants are more than they were a couple of decades ago when i tried the coffee in what seemed to be the only one on telegraph avenue. i have ethiopian ancestors. i am more sure of ancestors ethiopian than i am descendants as the older people in my family seem to connect easier in the african area than the younger generations in my family. my family is literally all over the san francisco bay area, especially oakland.

Posted by Estella Davis on 04/20/2017 at 2:12 PM

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